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Age is an Advantage

A Reuters article highlighted an emerging trend in Corporate America: get seasoned professionals with experience and credibility – even if it means bringing them out of retirement and placing them on a contract. The article cites the actions of Nordstrom, Xerox, General Motors, and Ford as companies that have brought back former professionals to senior roles to shore up lagging businesses.

After a decade of “young is better and less expensive” when hiring authorities looked for youth and vigor over experience and perspective, expectations have changed.

How can you position yourself as an experienced professional who has the Right Stuff?

Honestly, it’s still a balancing act. While age and experience are valued, successful professionals combine their expertise with the energy and creativity need in today’s labor market. The following are a few recommendations to bring your candidacy to the forefront.